Urban Vision

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is no longer running for President of the United States. But his progressive environmental...

Childhood Nighmares

There are anecdotal reports of climate change’s grim predictions frightening children, but these anxiety attacks are phenomena that need...

Unfit to Govern

Despite President Trump using a boastful State of the Union speech to win accolades from his supporters, a case can be made he is unfit...

Green Scapegoats

Despite green terminology’s favorable connotation among the general public, the environmental movement is targeted as an adversarial...

Incendiary Dress Rehearsal

Professor Ed Blakely, a leading urban policy guru and former dean of the New School in New York city, grew up beneath the oft haze-filled...

Last Chance

This November may be Americans’ last chance to save the planet. Potential reelection of climate-change-denier Donald Trump poses a major...

Christmas Tree au Naturel

It is no contest for a real Christmas tree to be more environmentally friendly than an artificial one, provided the former is replanted....

White House Anachronism

President Trump is an anachronism in dealing with pressing environmental challenges at a time when the nation needs a visionary leader to...

Trading Places

In the 1970s, the United States was the world’s environmental leader. By contrast, Europe was anything but. Fast forward to 2019 and the...

The End of Coal?

With the decline of coal, some former mining communities have transformed their defunct economic base into tourist attractions. Whether a...

A Happy Medium

The ancient Greeks were a pretty astute bunch, and a mainstay of their wisdom was the “Golden Mean”, a venerable precursor to the modern...

Through the Looking Glass

What kind of world will your grandchildren inhabit? A more crowded one for sure. The birthrate on the African Continent alone will take...

A Dog's Life

“... these gifted canines are not immune from abuse.”

Not-So-Grand Illusion

President Trump’s claim that the nation has benefitted from the “cleanest air and water” during his tenure is akin to a blatant shell...

Dangerous Air

Identifying pollution as a catalyst for violence is not new.

Unifying Crisis

Political tribalism has divided our country, and arguably it will take a crisis approaching 9/11 dimensions to restore some semblance of...

Trump Talk

President Trump’s speech at the late-September meeting of the UN General Assembly was an unsettling embarrassment. In his address to the...

Voting Rights

The recent worldwide children’s climate change protests make a strong case for lowering the national election voting age from 18 to 16....

Oil Blind Spot

The modern-day Republican Party is inching towards an ignominious niche in history. From President Donald Trump virtually on down, it is...

Salutary Canopy

The shortfall of tree cover in most of our cities is contributing to increased mortality from air pollution. Lack of adequate canopy and...